M & M Cookies

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M&M Cookies – for Easter

This is one of those recipes I make over and over again. It is a family recipe that figures largely in my history of the holidays, especially Christmas. Though this is an any time cookie. The main reason is because it uses vegetable shortening, so no need to deal with getting butter to room temperature. I just had to buy spring M&M’s – I mean it is a limited time, right? They are kind of cute – ugh.

1 cup crisco
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbs vanilla
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 1/4 all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups M & M’s plain (11.40 ozs) really nice spring colors (read: Easter egg colors)

Sift together, over a piece of waxed paper, flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Cream together crisco and both sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla. Mix well. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture. Stir in M & M’s. Scoop onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Dead Simple. My favorite kind of recipe.

Notes: a 11.40 ozs bag is a bit more than one and a half cups. But I usually just dump them all in the cookies. This time I mixed in one cup and topped each cookies with the extras trying to make them pretty. For nice spring colors. Yes, I did this and it is nothing like me at all. Nope. But they were pretty.

1 year

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Two generation Christmas tradition – M & M Cookies

So Christmas Day is my one year “anniversary” with this blog. Not my one year blogging, but …  So this upcoming year do I get to do  – “One year ago today this is what I posted?”   Not sure. I seem to have an annoying habit of cooking the same things over and over again (orzo – yep). But I will try much harder because this blog makes me challenge myself to do things that I have not done before and I think that is a very good thing. Yes, I still make a lot of the same things but that is because that are pretty damn good. So you will see repeats, but that is because I (or the Boy) really like certain things, and sometimes you just want what you want. Like these M & M Cookies – a favorite for Christmas for both me and the Boy.